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User Guide
Version 10.2
Aspen Pinch\ue000
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February 2000
Copyright (c) 1984-2000 by Aspen Technology, Inc. All rights reserved.
Aspen Plus\u00ae, Aspen Properties\u00ae, Aspen Engineering Suite\ue000, AspenTech\u00ae, ModelManager\ue000, Aspen Pinch\ue000, the aspen leaf logo

and Plantelligence are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
BATCHFRAC\ue000 and RATEFRAC\ue000 are trademarks of Koch Engineering Company, Inc.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
This manual is intended as a guide to using AspenTech's software. This documentation contains AspenTech proprietary and

confidential information and may not be disclosed, used, or copied without the prior consent of AspenTech or as set forth in the applicable license agreement. Users are solely responsible for the proper use of the software and the application of the results obtained.

Although AspenTech has tested the software and reviewed the documentation, the sole warranty for the software may be found in
the applicable license agreement between AspenTech and the user. ASPENTECH MAKES NO WARRANTY OR
REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS DOCUMENTATION, ITS
QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Corporate

Aspen Technology, Inc.
Ten Canal Park
Cambridge, MA 02141-2201
USA

Phone: (617) 949-1000
Fax:
(617) 949-0130
URL: http://www.aspentech.com
Division

Design, Simulation and Optimization Systems
Aspen Technology, Inc.
Ten Canal Park
Cambridge, MA 02141-2201
USA

Phone: (617) 949-1000
Fax:(617) 949-1030
Aspen Pinch User Guide
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Version 10.2
Contents
1 Getting Started with Aspen Pinch

A Typical Heat Integration Study................................................................................ 1-1
Understanding Projects and Cases.............................................................................. 1-4
Case Trees and Inherited Data.............................................................................. 1-5
Working with the Aspen Pinch Interface.................................................................... 1-5
Starting Aspen Pinch.............................................................................................. 1-5
Understanding the Aspen Pinch Interface............................................................ 1-6
The Help System........................................................................................................... 1-8
Starting Help.......................................................................................................... 1-8
Online Help............................................................................................................. 1-8
User Guide.............................................................................................................. 1-9
Context-Sensitive Help........................................................................................... 1-9
Quitting Aspen Pinch.................................................................................................... 1-9

2 Working with Projects, Cases, and Data

Creating a New Project................................................................................................. 2-1
Switching on the Case Manager Toolbar.............................................................. 2-2
Setting a New Base Directory................................................................................ 2-2
Creating a Case....................................................................................................... 2-4
Designating Units................................................................................................... 2-4
Stream, Utility and DTmin Data........................................................................... 2-9
Economic and Cost Data...................................................................................... 2-28
Shell Targeting Data............................................................................................ 2-30
Data Tools............................................................................................................. 2-31
Working with an Existing Project.............................................................................. 2-34
Selecting the Base Directory................................................................................ 2-34
Selecting an Existing Case................................................................................... 2-36
Editing Existing Data........................................................................................... 2-37
Moving Cases and Case Data............................................................................... 2-37
Copying Cases and Case Data............................................................................. 2-38
Renaming Cases.................................................................................................... 2-39
Deleting Cases...................................................................................................... 2-39
Using Data from Older Versions of Aspen Pinch or ADVENT................................. 2-40
Moving UNIX Data............................................................................................... 2-40
Checking Whether Data Files Need To Be Updated.......................................... 2-41
Updating Data Files Within Aspen Pinch........................................................... 2-43

3 Targeting for a New Process
Working with Composite Curves.................................................................................. 3-1
Activating Targeting Functions............................................................................. 3-2

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